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Brunswick County swears in new commissioners, says goodbye to two


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- 'Tis the season for changes, and there are two new faces on the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. Frank Williams and Pat Sykes were sworn in tonight.

At the same time, one man said goodbye after nearly two decades of service.

"Eighteen years, I had one two-year term and four four-year terms," outgoing Commissioner Bill Sue said.

Sue saw Brunswick County through some fast times during his time on the County Commission.

"Third fastest growing county in North Carolina during the boom, and now I think we're about 17 or 18," Sue said. "We were about 14 in the whole country, so there has been a whole lot of growth in my tenure."

Sue credits County Manager Marty Lawing and the staff for their help to the commission. He advises new commissioners to let them do their job. He leaves with good wishes for the county.

"I just hope the good Lord blesses all of us here in Brunswick County, and that in the future we can have some more growth again and at the same time protect our quality of life here in Brunswick County," Sue said.

The other departing commissioner is Charles Warren. We reached out to him for a statement. Warren congratulated the board and wished them well in serving Brunswick County.

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I live in southport and we have it tough with our city government, But I really feel sorry the people in the county because Pat Sykes is now in county government. This woman is only out for herself and getting into everyones business. Wait and see Brunswick County residents she will ruin this county. Remember all the trouble she caused at social services, oh she has a personal police too, her next door neighbor.